Tagged: Directed by J.J. Abrams

Super 8 (2011)

“One of Spielberg’s most famous and cherished movies is E.T., the story of a young boy who befriends an alien who’s just trying to get back home. Well, just imagine what that movie would have been like if E.T. ate people.”

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

At this point, I am convinced that J.J. Abrams is the single greatest threat to good filmmaking today. The usual reaction to a statement like that is for people to rush and defend him by pointing out how “not bad” his handful of films are. The repeated use of the phrase “not bad” is really all I need to illustrate my point.

VIDEO: Star Trek (2009)

Ursa takes a newbie’s-eye view of the 2009 Star Trek movie, and talks lens flares, Chris Pine, and how this movie relates to Jeremy Brett. No, really. This episode also includes a completely spoiler-free “review” (read: extended impressions session) of Star Trek Into Darkness. Caution: May contain Benedict Cumberbatch.